Little Blue Barrels

In my last post I talked about my first attempt at making a blue cheese.  Things have progressed with these “Little Blue Barrels” and now they are covered with wonderful blue mould, the geo that I added has started to bloom and give some nice wrinkles too.

Little Blue Barrels
Little Blue Barrels

It is amazing how much a difference a week can make when aging these little things.  I am constantly surprised at my sudden affinity for these cheeses that I swore I would never makeNow these little beauties were ready to be wrapped, but with what?  They are a hybrid cheese, a combination blue-bloomy semi lactic, so would I use microcrystalline paper or foil?  I have lots of the paper and I don’t have any proper blue cheese foil.

This one has been tricky but it will be my taster.
This one has been tricky but it will be my taster.
Little wrinkles
Little wrinkles
Starting to get more of a geo bloom
Starting to get more of a geo bloom
I no longer want to scrub these clean.
I no longer want to scrub these clean.
I love the little yellow blotches.
I love the little yellow blotches.
And the wrinkles.
And the wrinkles.

In the end I took the advice of one of the pro’s that follow me on Instagram.

Foil it is.
Foil it is.
They are not pretty but it will work.
They are not pretty but it will work.

Time will tell if theses “Little Blue Barrels” will be any good.  20140423-094429.jpg

4 Comments on “Little Blue Barrels

  1. drooooool. How fantastic that you made blue cheese – am very envious. I am a cheese freak & would love to learn how to make ANY sort of cheese.

    • You should give it a go! There are lots of “easy” cheeses that can be made… in the ebook tab there is a link to a cheese making ebook. Sorry I could not resist.

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